Funimation Teases Upcoming Persona 5 the Animation Announcement


The Twitter account for the anime streaming service Funimation has posted an image teasing an upcoming Persona 5 the Animation related announcement.

Reminiscent of a calling card, the image bears the logo for the anime adaptation of Persona 5 with the caption “We just got this?”

With the recent news that Aniplex will be releasing a Blu-ray set for Persona 5 the Animation next month—featuring the first English dub for the anime—this tease could be related to Funimation having possibly acquired the license to stream the English dub of the show on its service.

In North America, the Japanese dubbed anime has been available for streaming, with English subtitles, on Crunchyroll and Hulu since the original broadcast from April 2018 to March 2019.

Persona 5 the Animation, directed by Masashi Ishihama, was initially broadcast on Japanese television from April 2018 to March 2019. The special broadcasts “Dark Sun…” and “Stars and Ours” respectively aired on December 31, 2018 and March 23, 2019. OVAs “Proof of Justice” and “A Magical Valentine’s Day” were included with the Japanese Blu-ray releases Volume 11 on May 29, 2019 and Volume 12 on June 26, 2019.